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Obama in Colombia: I’m Here Scouting Vacation Spots For Michelle

April 21, 2012
William Bigelow, Breitbart News
4/17/2012

Over the weekend, President Obama claimed that part of his job is to scout out vacation spots for his wife, Michelle. Speaking in Colombia, on a panel moderated by Chris Matthews and joined by the presidents of Brazil and Colombia, Obama said, “We’re having a wonderful time. And usually when I take these summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation.”

Obama’s “let-them-eat cake” response followed his testy response only last Thursday to Larry Conners, a news anchor in St. Louis. Conners queried Obama:

“Some of our viewers are complaining they just don’t–they get frustrated and even angered, when they see the first family jetting around, different vacations and so forth, sometimes maybe they think under color of state business and that you’re out of touch, that you don’t really know what they’re experiencing right now.”

Obama responded:

“…the fact of the matter is, I think if you look at my track record, I’m raising a family here.  When we travel, we’ve got to travel through Secret Service and Air Force One. That’s not my choice. I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people.”

Meanwhile, unemployment is reportedly a whopping 8.3%, although the Department of Labor’s statistics conveniently ignore people who have quit looking for work or have run out of unemployment benefits.  It is more likely the actual figure is closer to 16%.  Many people are nearing the end of their unemployment benefits, and this contributes to the false idea that unemployment is dropping.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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